A lifelong passion for books and a very large yellow marmalade cat named Percy were the inspirations for this venture. We have a growing stock of rare, used, and out-of-print books in all genres available for purchase, and will be adding inventory to the site regularly.

Not on the site but available are many vintage paperbacks, once-read current paperback fiction, and miscellaneous ephemera. We welcome your want lists in all categories or your inquiry about a specific title.

  • Fat Cat Books
  • 400 West Cummings Park
    Woburn, MA 01801

Shop Hours: Mon-Wed 10a-4p or by appointment

Closed Holidays

You may reach us by email percy@fatcatbookshop.com or by calling 617-983-0798.

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Elizabethan Miniatures.

Middlesex, U.K. Penguin Books LTD, 1949. Cardboard Covers. Sans DW in royal blue cardboard covers. All corners are worn through, bottom edge scuffed, and the top and bottom of spine are worn through as well. There are 16 color plates in the rear of the book. Item #3906

The Works of Thoreau.

Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1937. Hard Cover. DW, that is a bit tattered ( now in glassine cover) Spine soiled and faded, missing piece at bottom, creased and soiled at top. All corners (DW) are worn through with small tears and chips. The front edge is missing a thin strip. Beneath is a bright red cover in great condition and the book is solidly bound. There are 12 photographs in black and white photos either flanked by or preceded by a tissue page bearing a Thoreau quote. Item #3918

Too Sad to Sing; A....

New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1988. First edition. Oversized Paperback. Paperback with front corners slightly bent, Item #3909 ISBN: 0156904659

The Fireside Sphinx.

Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1901. Riverside Press. Hard Cover. Sans DW, in lue linen like covers with a coat of arms on the cover. Lettering in gold. The spine is darkened from exposure as are areas along the top front and rear edge. MAny lovely drawings throughout. Item #3899